Management Team

Andrew Sixsmith, PhD
STAR Institute

Andrew Sixsmith is the Director of the STAR Institute, the joint Scientific Director of AGE-WELL NCE,  and a professor in the Department of Gerontology at SFU. He is past President of the International Society of Gerontechnology and was previously Director of the Gerontology Research Centre and Deputy Director of the IRMACS Centre at SFU. His research interests include technology for independent living, theories and methods in aging and understanding the innovation process. His work has involved him in a leadership and advisory role in numerous major international research projects and initiatives with academic, government and industry partners. He received his doctorate from the University of London and was previously a lecturer at the University of Liverpool in the Institute of Human Ageing and Department of Primary Care. 

Pam Borghardt
Managing Director
STAR Institute

Pam Borghardt is the Managing Director of the SFU STAR Institute. She is responsible for the overall management of the Institute including staff supervision and financial management. Pam has been affiliated with the AGE-WELL Network since the proposal development stage and spent most of 2017 as their Acting Managing Director. Previous to that she was the Managing Director of the highly successful SFU IRMACS Centre for over 12 years.

Juliet Neun-Hornick
Special Projects Coordinator
STAR Institute

Juliet Neun-Hornick is the Special Projects Coordinator and Graphic Designer of the SFU STAR Institute. Juliet provides direct assistance to Dr. Sixsmith coordinating travel, meetings and outreach events, and provides research project coordination and supervision acting as liaison between Dr. Sixsmith and research staff. Juliet designs all Institute-related promotional material and communications work including materials for events, research project reports and overall branding, designed and manages the Institute website, and assists with Institute finances. Juliet is also the Special Projects Coordinator of A Guidebook for the Engaged Health Researcher manuscript joint-project between SFU STAR Institute and AGE-WELL NCE.